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Manifest destiny, suburban style

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  • Moogfest begins with jobs panel, protest, surprise McCrory visit

    -by Jake Frankel
    At Moogfest’s first big panel discussion on April 23, state and local leaders discussed the role of technology and innovation in cultivating economic development. Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music,…
  • Manifest destiny: Local businesses breathe life into the American strip mall

    -by Webmaster
    Beyond the typical tanning salons, pawnshops and big-box stores, you will find other complexes that, like Stone Bowl Korean Restaurant or Liberty Bike’s, feature small, independently owned businesses with a…
  • New Belgium delays construction of Asheville brewery

    -by Jake Frankel
    New Belgium is delaying construction at its new Asheville brewery, but the huge scope of the project remains the same. The timeline will be moved back about 8 months, with…
  • Paying the cost

    -by Jake Frankel
    Presenting her budget-balancing proposal to the board of commissioners May 28, Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene recommended a big tax increase. Her plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins…


  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • A great escape

    -by Webmaster
    Amid the flood of new books marking the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, one tells a uniquely North Carolinian story — that of a desperate prison break in the Piedmont and…
  • Girl land

    -by Alli Marshall
    Summer camp is to kids what Vegas is to adults: what happens there (between the canoeing and the s’mores), stays there. Sort of. Campfire-building skills and lifelong friends — those…
  • Armchair rockstars

    -by Alli Marshall
    While most bands are looking to upsize, working from small stages to full-on arenas, Baltimore, Md.-based Peals is taking a smaller-is-better approach. “We recently played a tea room in Philadelphia,”…
  • Neverending story

    -by Alli Marshall
    “I don’t think this is our breakout record,” says Tay Strathairn, keyboardist for Americana/rock band Dawes. He’s talking about the group’s recent release, Stories Don’t End. The record is Dawes’…
  • Strange birds

    -by Webmaster
    Most circus troupes use elements of theater in their productions, and most theater companies could probably benefit from a ring or two of the circus in theirs. The Fox and…
  • State of the arts

    -by Webmaster
    A new exhibition in Firestorm Café & Books approaches the news with a different pace. Asheville artists Chelsea Ragan and Adam Void’s dual exhibition features works that use printmaking methods…



  • Monsanto Does Not Label Its Poison

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 06/05/13

    -by Webmaster
    Task force recommends steps to make Buncombe schools safer
  • Dispatches from the March Against Monsanto

    -by Webmaster
    More than 1,000 people gathered at Pack Square in downtown Asheville on May 26 to protest international company Monsanto, a leading producer of genetically engineered seeds. The rally and demonstration…
  • Local investments, local results

    -by Webmaster
    I love the “buy local” campaign for Buncombe County. As president of a locally owned bank, I know how important it is to have support from our neighbors. Putting our…
  • Beer, beer and still more beer

    -by Webmaster
    I can see enjoying some crafted beer now and then, though I don't drink beer myself. I'd rather Asheville be known for something far more progressive and important than Beer…
  • Beer? Food? Next subject!

    -by Webmaster
    I used to like you guys a lot more. Back in the old days, I could read very informative articles in Mountain Xpress that dealt with the issues that confronted…
  • Mountain Xpress responds

    -by Webmaster
    Troy and Rob: We’re glad you care enough about Xpress to write us about what’s missing or overdone. In these post-recession times, the paper is slightly smaller than it used…